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Presentism and Physicalism

Stromquist, Eric (2014) Presentism and Physicalism. [Preprint]

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Presentism is the view that only the present exists, which mates with the A-theory’s temporal motion and non-relational tense. After examining the compatibility of a presentist world with both special relativity and wavefunction collapse, I invoke physicalism to argue against presentism. I will show why anyone who accepts even a modest physicalism about the mind should have high credence that ours is a block, rather than a presentist universe.

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Item Type: Preprint
Keywords: presentism, time, A-theory, special relativity, wavefunction collapse, physicalism
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Mr. Eric Stromquist
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2014 15:25
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2014 15:25
Item ID: 10947
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: 13 August 2014

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